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Jan 11, 2002, 08:38 PM
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Logo 20 Tail Boom Belt Installation doesn't feel right?

I am converting my Logo 16 to a long boom Logo 20. When setting up the rubber belt it seems like it would create a lot of drag. I have check and double-checked the installation but nothing seems to free it up like a wire or carbon shaft setup. Do any of you Mikado owner ever notice that the belt doesn't seem to spin the tail freely?
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Jan 11, 2002, 10:43 PM
Our Daddy and Heli Junkie
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On the 10 it feels tighter than I'm used to with a shaft/wire drive.

But the motor spins it up just fine.
Jan 12, 2002, 10:44 AM
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What did your Logo 10 come with for a pinion gear? I am thinking I will need a 16t and 12 cells with a Fun 600-18. Have you tryied 14 cells and larger blades? Are you still using the woodies?
Jan 12, 2002, 01:10 PM
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Hello Mr. Inverted,

When I assemble a LOGO tail boom, before I add the front assembly I hold a little tension on the belt, make sure that it is engaged on the sproket on the tail rotor shaft and give it a tug. If the tail rotor does not spin freely then something has changed during assembly and tightening of the rear case. Once the front part is added, there is a feeling of taughtness and a bit of drag, but the tail rotor will still freewheel somewhat when the front gear is run across your hand.

Unless I am having a "senior moment" there is no pinion included with the kit because of the wide range of gearing that might be required. I would suggest getting the 15T and 16T pinion.

Keep in mind the 1600rpm limit without thrust bearings, too.


Jan 12, 2002, 05:28 PM
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I am starting with the 14t on 12 cells with the 600-15 and woodys.

At 75% throttle I get 1320 HS on nicads and 1350 HS with zapped nimh's. Both packs are fresh of the charger, but only cycled a few times.

I have some head wobble to addres before flying though. Looks like the paddle arms may be out a little.

But HS and control seems pretty good.

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